Fortuna Union High School District Board Voted to Continue Distance Learning Through May 8 and Reevaluate at the Next Board Meeting
Letter from Fortuna Union High School District’s Superintendent:
Fortuna Union High School District Community,
Thank you to everyone who participated in the FUHSD Board of Trustees regularly scheduled board meeting last night. We appreciate the open, respectful, informative and heartfelt discussion that took place regarding the extension of school campus closures. Just over 30 community members attended the meeting and expressed opinions on whether the board should consider extending the campus closures until May 8, 2020, versus extending until the end of the school year.
Ultimately, the board acted to close our district school campuses and continue distance learning through Friday, May 8, 2020. The Board of Trustees has their next board meeting on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. At that time, the board will analyze the current information and advisories provided by our local Health Officer and other government officials to determine the best course of action. This simply gives the board some additional time to make a year-end decision in light of the ever-changing climate of COVID-19.
The FUHSD Board of Trustees understand the best educational opportunities come from students being in the classroom. The closure extension will give them four more weeks of data to make a more informed decision regarding the rest of the school year.
The board appreciates and encourages the community’s input and discussion on this crisis. We value the hard work and dedication of our staff to keep educating our students through distance learning. We embolden our students and parents to keep pace with their school work and educational opportunities.
We remain committed, even during spring break, to providing meals for kids throughout our community. Distance learning will continue during the campus closures. Please keep informed through our social media and websites. Know we are keeping our students’ well-being a priority, both academically and emotionally.
Thank you for your patience and understanding through these uncertain times. May you and your family stay healthy and safe during this crisis.
Charles Ellebrecht, Seth McGrath, Anita Gage, Carla Diaz and Jeana McClendon
FUHSD Board of Trustees